Contraceptive Coverage

Surprising New Developments in Male Contraceptives

By Intern Contributor | May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Surprising New Developments in Male Contraceptives

By: Kristen Batstone The internet is abuzz with surprising new developments in male contraceptives. First, @Venus_Skywalker went viral on Tiktok for showing off a ‘just the tip’ condom made by Charles Powell. The condom appears to be vaguely reminiscent of…

History Made for Contraceptive Coverage!

By NWHN Staff | May 23, 2016 | Comments Off on History Made for Contraceptive Coverage!

Today, a woman buying emergency contraception over the counter will spend between $35 and $60. But in Maryland starting in 2018, she’ll be able to use her private insurance for any FDA-approved over-the-counter (OTC) contraceptive drug—with no copays!

What’s Next for the Supreme Court and Women’s Health?

By NWHN Staff | Feb 18, 2016 | Comments Off on What’s Next for the Supreme Court and Women’s Health?

Even before the unexpected passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, we knew this was going to be a big year for women’s health and the Supreme Court. Will women have contraceptive coverage through their insurance if they work for a religiously affiliated nonprofit? Will women have to travel hundreds of miles to get an abortion?

What to Do If Your Employer Is a Religious Refuser

By Ariel Tazkargy | Sep 8, 2015 | Comments Off on What to Do If Your Employer Is a Religious Refuser

Though it’s difficult to admit, we now live in a world where certain employers can refuse to cover some of women’s basic health services in their insurance plans on religious grounds. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurance to cover preventive service benefits; contraception is the only one that employers can get out of providing, via a religious exemption or accommodation.

Contraceptive Coverage Under the ACA: Clinics, Claims, and Counterpoints

By Zoe Kusintiz | Apr 16, 2015 | Comments Off on Contraceptive Coverage Under the ACA: Clinics, Claims, and Counterpoints

You might think that when it came to fighting with insurance companies, our biggest point of contention would be coverage for abortion services. But no, the daily debates surrounded an even more basic kind of care: contraceptives.